April 2, 2009 RSS feed / Local & State

200 Pupils Reported Sick At Pa. School

TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) - Officials in a northeastern Pennsylvania school district are trying to find the cause of an illness that has affected some 200 elementary school pupils. More...

County To Meet With Broadband Service Providers

Next town meeting set for Thursday, April 2, at Hustontown Senior Center

The Fulton County commissioners have tentative plans to sit down with area broadband service providers to determine the cost and possibility of expanding high-speed services throughout the county. More...

Bids Announced For Route 484 Bridge Makeover

PennDOT announced last Thursday the bid results for the Route 484 South Warfordsburg Bridge rehabilitation project in Bethel Township, Fulton County. Cottle's Asphalt Maintenance Inc. More...

Pennsylvania Pesticide Maker Vows Steps To Protect Lions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The manufacturer of a pesticide blamed by conservationists for the poisoning deaths of lions and other animals in Kenya says it is taking "aggressive action'' to prevent misuse of the product, halting sales to the country and t More...

Oh, Shoot! Pa. Club's Pigeon Hunt Ruffles Feathers

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia gun club is fighting a citation for shooting pigeons on the banks of the Delaware River. More...

Hancock Barge Bash June 27

The Hancock Arts Council announced Monday that boating and canal enthusiasts should get ready to weigh anchor because the Hancock Barge Bash is back. More...

Pew Study Assesses Failed PA Turnpike Lease Plan

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - State officials made mistakes that undermined a plan to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike to a private company, according to the findings of an independent study released Tuesday. More...

Pa. Coroner Examining Skull Found By Children

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A coroner is having experts examine a human skull found by children playing in a yard in southwestern Pennsylvania. More...

Wilson College Forum To Explore "Why Animals Matter"

Dr. Paul Waldau, a leading scholar in the emerging field of human-animal studies, will deliver the keynote lecture during the 2009 Orr Forum on Religion - Why Animals Matter: Religion, Animals and Ethics - on April 20. More...

Ag Secretary Announces Disaster Assistance For Producers

USDA extending buy-in waiver for those impacted by natural disasters

The recently approved American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) allows producers to become eligible for 2008 disaster assistance authorized by the 2008 Farm Bill even if they did not previously obtain otherwise statutorily required crop More...

Suspected Meningitis Case Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A 20-year-old student at Penn State University is being treated for what school health officials call a probable case of bacterial meningitis. More...

Two Women, One Girl Die From Philly Row House Fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Fire officials say two women and a young girl have died as a result of a fast-moving row house fire that broke out just after midnight in North Philadelphia. More...

Lawmakers Ask For Delay Of New Mad Cow Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) - Thirty members of Congress are calling for a delay on new rules that are intended to keep mad-cow disease out of the food supply but have created problems in disposing of dead cattle. More...

Jury List

The following names were drawn by the President Judge and Fulton County Jury Commissioners for the April session of combined court to be held in the said county on the 27th day of April 2009, at 10:00 a.m. More...

Tornado May Be Cause Of Lancaster Home Destruction

CLAY TOWNSHIP, Pa.(AP) - Lancaster County officials say a tornado could have cause the destruction to five trailer homes in Clay Township. More...

"Dumbest" Criminal In PA's Arrested

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) - A retired police chief says he was robbed by "probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania'' at a police officers' convention attended by 300 narcotics officers. More...

Commentary: A Lifechanging Experience

Editors Note: This article is the last of two penned by Waterfall resident Josiah "Josey" Newman, who with financial aid from area residents was able to participate in a school construction project in Louisiana. More...

Chinese Art Exhibit Features Flags Made Of Hair

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - From afar, the nearly 200 world flags hanging in a Drexel University science building are recognizable but monochromatic, their stars, stripes and crescent moons rendered in shades of brown. More...

Power Team Coming To County

Nightly shows in McConnellsburg April 23-26; student assemblies to be held SFHS, FRHS

A top school program across the nation is making its way to Fulton County later this month to benefit students as well as the general public through a series of demonstrations in speed, power, inspiration and motivation. More...

Local Man Pursues Love Of Bull Riding

After 17-year hiatus, Larry Franco returns to rodeo arena

Often referred to as the "most dangerous eight seconds in sports," bull riding and rodeos first emerged as competitions between neighboring ranches in the Old West. More...

Suspected Meningitis Case At East Stroudsburg U.

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A male East Stroudsburg University student who lives off-campus has been hospitalized with a case of bacterial meningitis. More...

Extension Book Now Available From College Of Ag Sciences

More than 100 years of history of Cooperative Extension in Pennsylvania - as recalled in stories by 100 retired and current extension agents, educators and administrators - is covered in a new book, "Extension Memories of the 20th Century," avail More...

POLICE REPORTS

Two Teens Uninjured Two area teenagers were not injured when their 1993 Ford Escort struck an embankment along Route 522 in Belfast Township. More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library includes "The Long Fall" by Walter Mosely, "Oolong Dead" by Laura Childs, "Handle with Care" by Jodi Picoult, "Cream Puff Murder" by Joanne Fluke, " When Love Blooms" by Robin Hatcher, "The Little Giant of Aberd More...

6 In Pittsburgh Home Sickened By Carbon Monoxide

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Six people at a home in Pittsburgh have been sickened by carbon monoxide. Emergency crews and utility workers responded to the home about 3 a.m. Monday after the residents reported feeling ill. More...

Down Times Spark Start-ups

Americans dealt pink slips chase new dreams, either by choice or default

Last August, after a 15-year career in Internet software, Don Bender was laid off. Tired of the corporate world, he decided to use his three-month severance package to start a photography business, fulfilling a long-standing dream. More...

Historical Society To Hold Spring Tea

Fulton County Historical Society is sponsoring a museum spring tea to benefit the museum's conservation efforts. Supplies are needed that aid in preservation of paper documents and the protection of small items. More...

Lunch Menus

FORBES ROAD Lunch Menu Monday, April 6: spaghetti/ rigatoni, meatballs and sauce, cheese sticks, pineapple/peach. Tuesday, April 7: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, applesauce or peas. More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows: Monday: chicken patty, lettuce and tomato, macaroni salad, coleslaw, bun, apple. Tuesday: braised beef, noodles, spinach, wheat bread, pears. More...

Berkstresser Receives Scholarship

Lindsay Ann Berkstresser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Northcraft, Three Springs, is the recipient of the Brooke Ashley Weaver Memorial Scholarship at Shippensburg University for business students with community service involvement. More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE MARKET March 23 Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, few 1338-1440 lbs., $84.75 to $86; choice 2-3, 1198- 1494 lbs., $81 to $84.50; high select and low choice 1-3, 1180-1360 lbs., $78 to $80.75; select 1-2, 1109-1288 lbs., $ More...

Pa. Tax Protester To Be Released - On April 15

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia tax protester who once said he considered April 15 "April Fools Day'' has reason to take the date more seriously this year. More...

Police Puzzled By Youth Football Coach Slaying

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) - Homicide detectives are stumped by the fatal shooting of a youth football coach near Pittsburgh who has no known ties to the drug trade and is known for his community work with children. Allegheny County police Lt. More...